Everything needed to research and organize your own single-friendly travel plan, including hundreds of contacts for group vacations, singles-only tours and cruises, as well as ideas and encouragement for going solo independently and adventurously:
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The Single-Friendly Travel Directory is a regularly updated travel planning resource that lists over 250 travel suppliers, including tour companies, cruise lines, resorts, spas, clubs, societies, and organizations that offer vacation opportunities of interest to people who travel alone. Whether the traveler wants high adventure or simple sightseeing, beach resort or health spa, art study program or volunteer project, trips designed for a particular age group, or trips just for singles, contacts may quickly be selected from the master list with the help of fifteen different cross-reference indexes that point to companies according to travel interest. Included with registration fee.
"If I can travel the globe solo for a year, anyone can," says veteran traveler Diane Redfern who founded Connecting: Solo Travel Network (CSTN) in 1990. These 15 illustrated essays follow a not-so-adventurous traveler's personal rite-of-passage from timid to intrepid. On the road with a "year's gear" stashed in one carry-on bag nicknamed "Pooch," a wide-eyed Redfern puts on rose-colored glasses and lets serendipity take the lead in a journey that gives her ample opportunity to face her middle-class, middle-age fears and foibles. She gets lost and found, worn and weary, down and out, almost loses her heart more than once and, all in all, returns home renewed, invigorated, and convinced that the world is a magical place and that she has had the most marvelous time of her life. Included with registration fee.
All of the tips we've collected over the years. Written from the solo traveler's perspective, topics cover basic
planning and researching, budgeting and finding travel deals, packing tips,
money matters, as well as issues concerning loneliness, health and safety. Included with registration fee.
Connecting: Solo Travel Network (CSTN) will not share (or sell) any personal information with any other organization or commercial enterprise. Individuals may, at their discretion, elect to have designated contact information passed on to other members via our private discussion board located at our sister website, CSTN Friends in Travel.
By Telephone for questions or payments with MC, VISA, American Express:
Office hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, PACIFIC TIME.
By Mail: MC, VISA, American Express, money order payable to:
Connecting: Solo Travel Network. (NB: Checks in US$ funds unacceptable due to international banking restrictions).
CSTN, c/o Diane Redfern
689 Park Road, Unit 6,
Gibsons, BC V0N 1V7 Canada